Establishing Centres for Systematic Reviews of Health Policy and Systems Research in the South

Systematic Review Centres at the workshop-April 07
Systematic Review Centres at the workshop-April 07

The Alliance has continued to support four systematic review centres that it helped establish during 2007. Technical support has been provided largely by three collaborating partners – the Oslo Satellite of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care (EPOC) Group, the EPPI Centre, Institute of Education, London, and the Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool.

The grantees are as follows:

Congratulations go out to the two teams that have recently published their reviews in the Cochrane Library. In Issue 1 (2009) Tracey Koehlmoos and colleagues published a review on the effects of social franchising. In Issue 2 (2009) George Pariyo and colleagues published their review on pre-licensure innovations that aim to increase the number of health workers through education.
The reviews from the various Centres are available for download on the links below.